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Garden of Enlightenment - Open Day

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Tradtitional Tibetan Stupas in the Aussie Bush

Sacred Tibet meets Aussie bush at Chenrezig Institute's Garden of Enlightenment. As you wander across the natural rainforest bridges and past tiny cabins nestled beneath bamboo, the bush opens out to reveal a garden with eight huge (the central stupa being 10 metres tall) traditional Tibetan Buddhist Stupas.

Flowers in the Garden of Enlightenment

These unusual Stupas depict The Eight Great Deeds of the Buddha, are filled with holy relics and mantras and decorated in finest detail. The lower level of the shrine building is surrounded by traditional Tibetan prayer wheels, and house many memorial stupas where the consecrated ashes of loved ones may be placed. Landscaped gardens surround the shrine with flowers and water features adding the to serenity.

HHDalai Lama arriving by helicopter to bless the stupas, 2011

On June 16, 2011, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, arrived by helicopter to bless the stupas, ashes and gardens. This is indeed a powerful place and ideal for an afternoon of contemplation. There are also many interesting weekend courses open to the general public at Chenrezig Institute.

The Open Day is the best way to taste life in an Aussie Buddhist Nunnery - meet a real Tibetan lama, try meditation, enjoy lunch at the Big Love Cafe, buy some handmade healing incense in the gift shop and learn about the symbolism behind the stupas.
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Why? Sacred Tibet meets Aussie Bush
When: Open Day, 4th March 2011, 9.30am - 3.30pm
Where: Garden of Enlightenment, Chenrezig Institute, 33 Johnson's Rd, Eudlo
Cost: Free
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Beautiful photos
by Debra Lidster (score: 2|851) 2488 days ago
Thank Debra - very much appreciated.
by Lucy (score: 3|1157) 2488 days ago
Hi Penny - the Open Day is coming up this weekend on Sunday, March 4th @ Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo, from 9.30am - 3.30pm.
Please don't hesitate to ask if you need any more info.
by Lucy (score: 3|1157) 2482 days ago
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